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MACR PILOT: 2Lt  Vermont O.  Anderson  - O-771648

MACR: 10831 FICHE : 03984

ORGANIZATION

LOCATION: AAF Station #139 COMMAND: VIII AF GROUP: 100th Bomb Gp (H) AAF
SQUADRON: 349th BS DETACHMENT:  
     

DETAIL

DEPARTURE:AAF Station #139 INITIAL COURSE: SE  
INTENDED DESTINATION: Merseburg    
MISSION TYPE:Operational    

WEATHER & VISIBILITY AT TIME OF LAST REPORT

CONDITION: CAVU    

GIVE

DATE: 1944-11-30 TIME: 13:21 LOCATION: Merseburg

SPECIFY:

Seen to crash

CONFIRMED OR BELIEVED REASON FOR LOSS

LOSS DUE TO : Enemy aircraft

OTHER REASON FOR LOSS:

AIRCRAFT: 43-38211

TYPE: B-17 SERIES: G  
     
     

ENGINES:

MODEL: R-1820-97    
A: SW-019080
B: SW-007777
C: SW-025282
D: SW-019294
   

INSTALLED WEAPONS:

A: 4192178
B: 1192123
C: 158458
D: 716678
E: 4191928
F: 1192241
G: 1295339
H: 1295428
I: 4192578
J: 158240
K: 1295354
L: 1295335

PERSONS BELOW ARE LISTED AS:

CASUALTY TYPE: Battle casualty  
NUMBER OF PERSONS ON BOARD:    
CREW: 9 PASS: 0 TOTAL: 9

PERSONNEL:

POSITION NAME RANK SERIAL
P1
P2 Vermont O.  Anderson 2Lt O-771648
CP William G. Sherling 2Lt O-828014
NAV (N) Norman T. Klasner F/O T-128458
BOM (B) Herbert D. Olson 2Lt O-782883
RAD Stanley W. Labaz SSgt 32854681
ENG Dudley C. Runnels SSgt 19161824
BAL Nathan L. Sanderson SSgt 39419930
WG (W) Frank Lusenko SSgt 13115787
WG (W)
TG (T) Bert E. Licklitter SSgt 38568476

PERSONS WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LAST KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT

Unreadable Unreadable 1Lt O-819342
Line blank in MACR
Unreadable Unreadable 2Lt O-771671
Line blank in MACR    

PERSONNEL WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SURVIVED

REASON: Persons seen walking away from crash OTHER: Two (2) persons were seen walking away from crash  

EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTIONS OF CRASH

Report:
"A/C 43-38311 was hit just after bombs away. The right wing burst into flames and the A/C fell off on its right wing, spinning down into the ground. This A/C was almost completely in flames when it feel from formation. Two chutes were observed."
   
   
Second Witness: No Data  
Report:

DESCRIPTION OF SEARCH EFFORT

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PREPARING OFFICER

PREPARED BY: GEORGE D. ALLEN Capt Air Corps Assistant Adjutant

DATE PREPARED: 1944-12-05

TRANSCRIBER NOTES


REPORT:

Crew joined 100th Group on 20 Oct 1944 and was on it's fourth mission